In Austin this week for THWACKcamp. I hope you're watching the event and reading this post later in the day. We tried a new format this year--I hope you enjoy what we built.

 

As always, here are some links I found interesting this week. Enjoy!

 

GitHub renews controversial $200,000 contract with ICE

“At GitHub, we believe in empowering developers around the world. We also believe in basic human rights, treating people with respect and dignity, and cold, hard, cash.”

 

NASA has a new airplane. It runs on clean electricity

I hope this technology doesn't take 30 years to come to market.

 

Revealed: the 20 firms behind a third of all carbon emissions

Maybe we need to work on electric projects for these companies instead.

 

WeWork expected to cut 500 tech roles

It seems every week there's another company collapsing under the weight of the absurdity of the business model.

 

Visa, MasterCard, Stripe, and eBay all quit Facebook’s Libra in one day

I don't understand why they were involved to begin with.

 

Linus Torvalds isn't concerned about Microsoft hijacking Linux

Microsoft is absolutely a different company. It's good to see Linus acknowledge this.

 

Elizabeth Warren trolls Facebook with 'false' Zuckerberg ad

Here's a thought - maybe don't allow any political ads on Facebook. That way we don't have to worry about what is real or fake. Of course that can't happen, because Facebook wants money.

 

The leaves have turned, adding some extra color to the fire circle.